02/12/2015 09:34:00 AM
A vote on whether to continue the Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order has been scheduled.
The referendum, which occurs every five years, is from April 6-17. A simple majority of eligible first handlers and importers would continue the order, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
It is the second such vote on order; mango assessments began in 2005.
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service conducts the referendum by mail. Ballots and voting instructions will be mailed on or before April 6 to all eligible individuals who handled or imported mangos between Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, and who currently handle or import mangos, according to the release.
First handlers receiving 500,000 or more pounds of mangos and importers importing 500,000 or more pounds of mangos into the U.S. are eligible to vote.
First handlers or importers who do not receive a ballot by April 6 should contact referendum agent Jeanette Palmer via e-mail at: Jeanette.Palmer@ams.usda.gov.
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